San Diego Padres star Fernando Tatis Jr. is fine after a fall, his father says


SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — San Diego Padres shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. suffered scrapes on a knee and his hands in a fall in the Dominican Republic but is doing fine, his father said Saturday.

“He is fine, in perfect condition,″ said the Padres star’s father, former major league infielder Fernando Tatis.

“They treated him here; it’s not a big deal, just a fall — he scraped his knee and hands a little,″ said the elder Tatis, adding that reports that his son had fallen off a motorcycle were false.

He said the incident occurred this past Sunday in San Pedro de Macoris province in the eastern part of the Dominican Republic.

Tatis Jr. just completed a season in which he finished third in the National League MVP voting. He led the NL with 42 homers in 130 games, batting .282 with 97 RBIs and 25 stolen bases. His season also included two trips to the injured list with left shoulder issues.

Earlier in the year, he signed a $330 million, 14-year contract with the Padres.

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